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CHAPTER XVII.

The Multitudes, after having been miraculously fed in the Wil-

derness, attempt to take Christ by force, and make him

King : He shuns their importunity by withdrawing himself

from them : He walketh on the Sea to his Disciples: He

saves Peter, who desired to accompany him, but was sinka
ing for want of Faith. Curist disputes with the Jews in tbe

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Synagogue of Capernaum,' and declareth himself to be the

Bread of life : He goes to Jerusalem at the Passover ; then

returns to Galilee, and reproves the Fharisees for their Su-
perstition.

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justifieth his Doctrine against the Pharisees : He promiseth

Freedom, through Knowledge of the Truth to those Jews

who believed on him: Confuteth their vain Boast of being

CHAPTER XXIII.

Jesus remarks the ignorance and stupidity of the Jews, in not

discerning the Times; and sheweth the Danger of neglect-

ing the Means of Reconciliation offered them : He sheweth

that temporal calamities are no sure signs of sinfulness, but

that others should take warning by them, and repent: He

delivers the Parable of the Fig-Tree that was ordered to be
çut down for being fruitless : He biealeth a Woman that
had been long bowed together, and putte:h the hypocritical

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CHAPTER XXVI.

Christ departs from Ephraim, and, in his Journey to Jerusa-

lem by the way of Jericho, he instructeth a Young Man

how to attain eternal Life, and how to become perfect:

He sheweth how hard it is for a rich Man to enter into the

Kingdom of God; and promiseth great rewards to his dis-

ciples, and to all who have forsaken ought to follow him :

He delivers the Parable of the Labourers, who were hired at

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